Antenatal class and my hunt for a birthing playlist

This weekend just gone the hubby and I attended an antenatal class at our hospital, as part of our preparation for the upcoming birth of our first born. We’ve still got one more class to go yet. This one was more of a foundation and learning what was to come. We crammed it all into a single day session, and by the end of it I was brain fried.

We covered:

  • What to expect when you go into labour
  • The various stages of labour
  • Pain management techniques
  • Induction techniques
  • When to actually go to the hospital
  • What to prepare for hospital (packing list for me, our bub and hubby)
  • What not to do when the wife is in labour (i.e. for the partners, how to avoid getting hit in the face by annoying your beloved one)
  • Breastfeeding techniques
  • Post-birth care
  • Tour of the hospital facilities

It was so worth it. I’ve come out of it feeling more comfortable than I expected. Before we went, I would have assumed that the minute my waters broke I would have to make a panicked call to Mario (if he was at work), then a mad dash to the hospital. Just a little unnecessary it seems! read more

January’s 100km goal running update

We’re halfway through the month, so I thought it would be fitting to provide an update on how I’m tracking with my goal to run 100km during January (for more information on this goal see my original post here).

Distance covered:

51km, with 49km to go! I’m officially over the halfway mark, which is awesome.

January 100km goal

How I’m feeling:

I’m not going to lie, it was really hard to get back into it even with the goal in place. At first I started running every second day, with the intention of having a rest day in between, but then I was donating plasma so I had two days off in a row. I realised at that rate that I wasn’t going to make the distance, so I kicked it up a notch. Mentally I hadn’t gotten to the point of wanting to run daily yet. read more

Why don’t you drink my blue suede juice (MOG music)

Disclaimer – I have been provided with free goods to review but was under no obligation to post a review on my blog. I have done this purely out of interest of sharing my thoughts with my readers and to encourage discussion.

Everyone has heard of the theory that music played to plants helps them grow.

A company called MOG believe it as scientific proof so have developed some systems around it. They have found a farm based in Australia, gathered the experts and played the tunes. They then used the fruit, created and bottled the juice, and now it's available for sale. You can literally drink blue suede juice (just don't step on it – ha, did you see what I did there?) read more